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School district changes cold sandwich policy after backlash

School district changes cold sandwich policy after backlash

A Rhode Island school district reversed its decision to start serving cold sandwiches instead of hot lunches to students whose families owe lunch money. Warwick Public Schools said it would serve the cold lunch to students whose families are in arrears. The school committee, reacting to a public backlash, said Wednesday it has now recommended that students get their choice of lunch.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

First world problems.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Who said "There's no such thing as a free lunch."?

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

So social do-gooders set up a costly program and then wonder why some "clients" don't pay. Was the reasoning no one would default? What contingency plan was put in place to cover that happening? Answer: Deny the service.

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

“The lunch debts, which totaled $77,000, were caused not so much by students who are eligible for free or subsidized meals, but by kids from financially stable homes who ran up tabs for snacks, such as pizza, fries, and ice cream, the committee said.” I understand why they were saying cold lunch only. But people are probably still mad because who cares about being financially responsible?

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ֆɨʍɨօռ ʊֆαȶօv̟ 1 year

Oi mate, you own the school .25 $, only jelly sandwich for ya

Evolved Ape
Evolved Ape 1 year

It is, unfortunate, but I have to agree with the outcome, but not the reasoning. Children should not suffer for the poor decision making of their parents. They have no control over whether their parents stiff on their bills. They should not suffer because of it. The school should have the capacity to sue parents for the cost of the lunches and the legal fees involved though.

WAUthethird 1 year

Had this happen to me once before in 5th grade, but now that I'm in high school, I can't believe this is only coming to light now.

Mitchell 1 year

School reverses decision to serve jelly sandwiches to kids who owe lunch money. Now they get nothing.

MightyMargulis 1 year

when i was a kid, if you didn't have lunch money, you got a free pbj sandwich. seems enough to me. maybe they should call family services after a kid repeatedly doesnt have lunch money( which i believe is 2 bucks at our local school)

Darren Brown
Darren Brown 1 year

snowflakes raising snowflakes

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

I think it’s weird that Americans get lunches at school, where I’m from it’s the parents responsibility to feed their children.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

No such thing as a free lunch. Doing something nice for students morphs into something controversial. Surprise.

Sabrina Morris
Sabrina Morris 1 year

Why not have the students help out In the school to earn the money for lunches. Sweep, do yard work ,wash dishes. A small part time job.

consistency 1 year

no more tater tots projectile possibility

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Feed your kids. Stop demanding the government teach them. And for fucks sake vaccinate them. The Earth is round. I am done, I did my duty today.

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